Ohio State 58, Rutgers 0
J.T. Barrett broke the Ohio State record for career touchdown passes with the third of his four Saturday, and the No. 2 Buckeyes forced Rutgers to punt on all 10 drives a 58-0 victory.
Giving Rutgers coach Chris Ash a rude welcome in his return to The Horseshoe, Barrett was 21 for 29 for 238 yards before giving way to backup Joe Burrow near the end of the third quarter. Barrett has 59 TD passes in 27 career games for Ohio State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten).
Freshman tailback Mike Weber ran for 144 yards on 14 attempts before also taking a seat in the third quarter. He had a 46-yard scoring run 2 1/2 minutes into the second half.
The Scarlet Knights (2-3, 0-2) never got deeper than the Ohio State 38. They sacked quarterback Chris Laviano three times and allowed 33 passing yards. Ash spent the past two seasons as Ohio State’s co-defensive coordinator.
Ohio State piled up 669 yards of total offense, including 410 on the ground. Conference) used a tight defense to win, tackling the Gamecocks (2-3, 1-3) for losses on 10 plays and keeping them out of the end zone after A.J. Turner’s 75-yard touchdown run on South Carolina’s first play from scrimmage.
Knight came in second in the SEC in total offense, and either threw the ball or ran it on 52 of Texas A&M’s 79 plays. Trayveon Williams and James White each ran for a touchdown for the Aggies. The SEC’s best rushing team had 216 yards on the ground. it with scoring drives of 86 and 84 yards. Seth Russell drove Baylor 83 yards to set up Callahan’s chip shot.
Russell was 12 of 22 for 178 yards. Baylor star receiver KD Cannon missed the game because of a groin injury.
Joel Lanning threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns for Iowa State (1-4, 0-2). Mike Warren added a season-high 130 yards rushing for the Cyclones. They scored touchdowns on their first six full possessions, but were shut out after that. to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter against the Tigers for a second straight season, but this time held on for the victory. Memphis beat Ole Miss 37-24 last season after falling behind by two touchdowns early.
There would be no such comeback Saturday. Memphis (3-1) made this one interesting for a while, but couldn’t keep up with the Rebels’ high-scoring offense. while he turned down other offers.
TCU coach Gary Patterson and Mayfield both insisted this week all that was in the past, with Mayfield even saying things were blown out of proportion. But when they were the same field, the Sooners junior quarterback was 23-of-30 passing for 274 yards, and ran 12 times for 55 yards.
Kenny Hill threw for 449 yards and five touchdowns for the Frogs (32, 1-1 Big 12), including scoring strikes of 64 and 74 yards to Taj Williams in the fourth quarter, the later ending a stretch of 22 consecutive points for the Frogs that got them to 49-46. Williams had five catches for 210 yards.